The Boat

Seberang Takir is a place where boats docked. It is located right at the river mouth facing the South China Sea. This makes that village to be perfect for fishermen as they are shielded from the rough seas during monsoon season. The following photo shows the a boat docked by a self made jetty. This…

Day Off

Its a day off for the fishermen when I came and visited them. According to them, the next few days will be high waves, as such it is too dangerous for them to go out there. So – they are taking day off until the weather gets better. Note that now is the monsoon season,…

Kampung Shed

Another shot of a kampung house, but this one is in Kuala Terengganu. This is located in Seberang Takir few meters away from the jetty. It honestly look pretty small. Most like a shed rather than a house. And given that most of the houses around here are occupied – now I think its a…

Kid By The Jetty

As I was exiting the bot penambang from the Jeti Seberang Takir to Jeti Pasir Payang – I saw this boy. Quickly I took the photo. Bot penambang is a transport method across the river. Below are a set of images of bot penambang. Taken during my trip – combination of both at Seberang Takir…

Its a one man’s job?

One thing that I am amazed by the number of people worked on a boat. In this workshop – supposedly owned by Pak Awi, I only see one person working on the ship while another helping out. As I was talking to the person, he mentioned that there are not many boat makers around. As…

Wood Sanding

To use the wood, the boat maker will need to sand the wood so that the surface is smooth. Unlike the traditional technique, nowadays, boat makers use modern technology to save time. I believe back then, it was done manually using a manual sander. That itself can be a time-consuming exercise. When I was there,…

Paper Money

This is my last photo for February challenge where I wanted to post a photo daily. I actually cheated because I scheduled one photo per day, and slowly processed and posted a picture here! I saw the uncle below in Kampung Cina – Kuala Terengganu. It was raining, and I needed a good cup of…

Meeting the Locals – Taib Aur

On the first night of my trip in Kuala Terengganu, I was too tired to go anywhere for dinner. As the hotel is pretty secluded from town, I decided to Google and look for restaurants nearby to the hotel. True enough, I found a place called Ganu Cafe which is about 3 mins drive from…

Keropok Losong

Keropok Losong is one of those delicacies that are unique to Terengganu (so I think). It is made of fish and flour generally and boiled into the water to cook it. Honestly – I love this stuff because it tasted healthy. Plus its not easy to find boiled keropok. Usually – keropok comes fried! Here…

Lost Art of Boat Making

Few decades ago, Pulau Duyong was known worldwide for its boat making industry. Fast forward many years ahead, it only have two boat makers. I managed to visit the boat makers and experience myself how they built the boats. Its quite amazing. It is quite sad to see how this industry going to sunset soon….

Boat Painting

My recent trip to Kuala Terengganu was during the monsoon season. The waves was stronger and the rain was more frequent. In fact, my first day was the only day when the sun was out, the rest of the days – it was raining and windy the whole day. The photo above shows the boat…

Kite Flying at Pantai Batu Buruk

Another photo from my Kuala Terengganu trip. The first day was really hot. In fact, I really thought that I will get sunburn out of this trip, but lucky enough, my skin was able to handle the battering from the sun. Though – this is not recommended! The photo above shows a kite flying in…